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Robin Blaze, Countertenor
Elizabeth Kenny, Lute

A Shakespeare Miscellany
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:30 PM Weill Recital Hall
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Robin Blaze by Dorothea Heise, Elizabeth Kenny by Richard Haughton
The late–16th-century English lute song represents one of the great fusions of words and music. When the words are Shakespeare’s, the results are transcendent. Countertenor Robin Blaze is renowned for his interpretations of this beautiful music, and his “exquisitely controlled expressiveness ensures that the tiniest nuance in text and music makes its best effect” (The Telegraph). One of the foremost lutenists of the day, Elizabeth Kenny joins Blaze for an evening of deeply moving music.

Part of: Early Music in Weill Recital Hall


Robin Blaze, Countertenor
Elizabeth Kenny, Lute
Simon Jones, Actor


DOWLAND "Clear or cloudy sweet as April showering"
ANON. "Kemp's Jig"
JONES "Sweet Kate"
MORLEY "It was a lover and his lasse"
HOLBORNE "The Countess of Pembroke's Paradise"
ANON. "The Willow Song"
DANYEL "Like as the lute delights"
DOWLAND "Loth to depart"
DOWLAND "Can she excuse my wrongs"
PURCELL "If music be the food of love"
WILSON Prelude
WILSON "Take, o take those lips away"
PURCELL "One charming night" from The Fairy Queen
PURCELL "See, even Night herself is here" from The Fairy Queen (arr. Elizabeth Kenny)
JOHNSON "Full fathom five"
JOHNSON "Where the bee sucks"
REGGIO "Arise, arise ye subterranean winds"
BANISTER "Full fathom five"
JOHNSON Galliard
ANON. "When that I was a little tiny boy"
Readings from Shakespeare's plays interspersed throughout the program

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Get together with people who love music after this Weill Recital Hall concert for a free drink and discussion with the evening's musicians.
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